Fanning swam away quickly, ultimately turning back in the direction of the shark in case he needed to fend off a second attack. Wilson can be seen charging straight into harm's way to help his embattled friend.
Fanning and Wilson were rescued by the local WSL Water Safety team within moments of the encounter. WSL Commentator Peter Mel, who was reporting from the water when the attack occurred, was on hand to help rescue Wilson.
Fanning and Wilson met with WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow and Deputy Commissioner Renato Hickel. The two Finalists elected to split the prize money and were awarded equal second place per the WSL rulebook.